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Safety plug for an electric cord

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004408D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-08

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

In the process of removing difficult plugs, users often end up touching the prongs of the plug before it can be fully disengaged from the outlet, resulting in electric shock. The present invention reduces this risk by providing a safer plug design. The plug design includes a collapsible, cylindrical sheath made from a non-conductive, flexible material such as plastic or rubber. The sheath protects the user by providing a physical barrier between the user and the prongs when removing the plug from the electric outlet.